Morning News Update for Thursday, 12/12/13.

SCRIPTED NEWS:

71st Annual Golden Globes Nominations: The Full List
Here are the nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globes. The 2014 ceremony will again be hosted by "Parks and Recreation’s" Amy Poehler and "30 Rock’s" Tina Fey and held January 12, 2014.
http://variety.com/2013/film/awards/2014-golden-globes-nominee-list-1200948220/

Nashville Books Kelly Clarkson
American Idol champ-turned-Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson is set to guest-star in an episode of Nashville. “As you recall, one of the most popular songs of last season is a song that Gunnar and Scarlett wrote – ‘Fade Into You,’ showrunner Dee Johnson tells TVLine. “And in fact, in real life, [Clarkson is] actually cutting that song.”

http://tvline.com/2013/12/11/kelly-clarkson-nashville-season-2-abc-cast/

‘Glee’ Admits Skylar Astin to Compete With New Directions
The "Pitch Perfect" star will reunite with his "Spring Awakening" friend Lea Michele for an episode of the Fox musical in March.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/glee-admits-skylar-astin-compete-665241

Sopranos’ Jamie-Lynn Sigler to Romance Seth Green on Dads
Jamie-Lynn Sigler will guest-star on the Fox comedy, playing a new love interest for Eli (Seth Green).
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Jamie-Lynn-Sigler-Dads-1074593.aspx

Revenge: Lost/FNL Alum Brett Cullen Joins Cast
Revenge is getting to the bottom of Patrick’s daddy issue — specifically, who the heck is he? The ABC soap has tapped TV vet Brett Cullen (Lost, Friday Night Lights and, currently, Devious Maids) to join the Season 3 cast in the recurring role of Jimmy, the biological father of Victoria’s love child Patrick (Justin Hartley).
http://tvline.com/2013/12/11/revenge-brett-cullen-season-3-patricks-dad-father/

(sched) CW Shakes Up Monday In Midseason, ‘Hart Of Dixie’ To Friday, ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Benched
The CW is taking another crack at Mondays where it has struggled this fall with Hart Of Dixie and especially Beauty & The Beast. The former will relocate to Fridays in midseason with what would could be a solid lead-in from the second cycle of summer standout Whose Line Is It Anyway? The CW’s midseason Monday lineup will consist of new midseason drama Start-Crossed and fall freshman The Tomorrow People, which will relocate from Wednesday night. The Tomorrow People will be vacating the post-Arrow slot, which the CW wants to use as a launch pad for a second new futuristic drama this season, midseason entryThe 100. Beauty & The Beastis going on hiatus, with return date TBD.
http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/cw-shakes-up-monday-in-midseason-hart-of-dixie-to-friday-beauty-the-beast-benched/

FEATURE NEWS:

Jesus Comes to Lionsgate Via ‘Zealot’ Deal
Lionsgate
has acquired the feature film rights to Reza Aslan’s book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” “Zealot” challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus by examining him through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived.
http://variety.com/2013/film/news/reza-aslan-zealot-lionsgate-1200946482/

NON-SCRIPTED/ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

ABC Orders Four More Episodes of ‘Shark Tank’
The network has picked up four more episodes of the unscripted series. Combined with the two additional episodes ABC ordered in October, this brings the total order for season five to 28 episodes.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-orders-four-more-episodes-665098

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

NBCU Intl. TV Production Supercharges Unscripted TV Biz
NBCUniversal Intl. Television Production
, which is headed by Michael Edelstein, is launching a dedicated unscripted development unit. The unit, which is to be overseen by senior VP of factual and entertainment David Mortimer, will be tasked with boosting development to create the next generation of high-impact, large-scale, returnable formats for the international market.
http://variety.com/2013/tv/international/nbcu-intl-tv-production-launches-unscripted-development-unit-1200948426/

EXECUTIVE/TALENT NEWS:

Hayden Panettiere joins fiancé Wladimir Klitschko in Ukraine protests
Hayden Panettiere
has joined the demonstrations in Ukraine. The 24-year-old actress shared a photo of herself protesting in Kiev, Ukraine, alongside her Ukrainan boxer fiancé Wladimir Klitschko. Klitschko’s brother is opposition leader Vitali Klitschko, and the "Nashville" actress is there to support her beau’s family and their country. "Amazing watching #WladimirKlitschko personally connect with the Ukrainian demonstrators," Panettiere tweeted on Dec. 8.
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/hayden-panettiere-joins-protests-ukraine-article-1.1544486

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS:

Limited Edition Prints of ABC’s ‘Scandal’ Available for Purchase Before the Holidays
ABC
is pleased to announce the release of special prints from the hit series “Scandal,” now available for purchase at DATGPrints.com
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/12/12/limited-edition-prints-of-abcs-scandal-available-for-purchase-before-the-holidays/222165/

(tech) Instagram Direct: a look at private chats for your photos and videos
Instagram
has finally unveiled its answer to photo messaging services like Snapchat. Its response is Instagram Direct — a fairly straightforward way to send pictures and videos to other people through the app.
http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/12/5203742/instagram-direct-photo-video-messaging-service-hands-on

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